Street Struck Lyrics - Big L

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[Big L]
Yeah, it's the Big L
Comin at you once again, in nine-five
And I dedicate this one
to all my peoples from Uptown.. and everywhere
Check it!

Yo where I'm from it ain't cookies and cream
There's a lot of peer pressure growin up as a young teen
You never know when you gonna get wet
Cause mad clowns be catchin wreck with a tec just to get a rep
Instead of cool friends, they'd rather hang with male thugs
Instead of goin to school, they'd rather sell drugs
It's best to go the right route and not the wrong one
Because it's gonna catch up witchu in the long run
Brothers be on the corners, actin stupid, gettin lifted
They life is twisted, and most of them are quite gifted
In other words, they got TALENT; but they'd rather sell cracks
and bust gats and run the streets actin violent
To them it's all about hittin skinz and makin some easy green
Cause that's all they show you on the TV screen
All they care about is a buck or bustin a sweet nut
They don't give a (WHAT?) cause they street struck

Chorus: Big L

You betta listen when L rhyme; cause bein street struck'll
get you nuttin but a bullet or jail time
So pay attention when L rhyme; cause bein street struck'll
get you nuttin but a bullet or jail time

[Big L]
Before the rap contract, I was sellin crack
Stay strapped with a Mac, I was into alla that
I started rappin and got nice as hell
If it wasn't for this I might be doin life in jail
And some of my peeps are still in the game sellin 'caine
If that's what you gotta do to maintain, go 'head and do your thang
But with the cash profit make an investment
And try not to go to the grave like the rest went
Cause you can be rich with crazy loot, own a house and nine cars
What good is that, if you're dead, or behind bars?
And yo it's not even funny
I've seen a lot of my peers give up they careers for some fast money
They could've been boxers, ballplayers or rap singers
Instead they bank robbers and crack slingers
Aiyyo they used to be legit kids, now they corrupt
They had dreams but gave em up cause they street struck

Chorus: repeat 2X

[Big L]
I still chill with my peeps in the streets; but most of the time
I'm in the crib, writin rhymes to some dope beats
Or either callin up some freaks to bone
But word up, I try to leave the streets alone
But it's crazy hard kid, in other words, it's spooky
The streets be callin me, like the crack be callin Pookie
It ain't a dumb joke, listen to this young folk
Cause where I'm from -- you can choke from the gunsmoke
Stay off the corners; that might be your best plan
Before you catch a bullet that was meant for the next man
Or end up with a deep cut
Or relaxin on a hospital bed, from bein street struck

Chorus: repeat 2X

[Big L]
Worrrd up!
Aiyyo take it from me, the Big L
Cause I been through it all, youknowhatI'msayin?
Stay off them corners you'll stay out of trouble
And I gotta say rest in peace to all the casualties to the streets
I'm outta here

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Straight up | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/5/13

Big L definitely held it down when it rocked the mic. No doubt about that. Comparing him to another emcee wouldn't do any justice. He was ahead of his game. He would have put to shame 90% of "rappers" today if he was still alive. RIP. Often immetated, but never duplicated.

wu tang??? | Reviewer: chris | 10/21/10

Aight let me say this Wu Tang is GREAT. GZA is one of the greatest MC's to ever walk the face of the planet and RZA is def one of the best producers of all time and that's not even mentioning meth, odb, and the others, but I don't think it's appropriate to say Big L was the greatest second only to Wu Tang. I feel like they aren't comparable like that. He was a different style of emcee and I also felt like his range for the TYPE of hip hop song he could do was greater than most members of wu tang. Some of his shit is pure battle raps, some of it is serious, and some is just dumb hot with no real meaning. Almost all of Wu Tang is just INTENSE with exception of a few songs (like Jah World)

Wu Tang is also very unique and can't really be compared to much else.

Really the only emcee that reminds me of Big L is Celph Titled but not because they sound alike, but Celph delivery and set up for his punchlines his very reminiscent of Big L

lyrical destruction | Reviewer: jb | 11/15/09

Big L is a lyrical genius, but I disagree with Wutang. They are definitely an incredible rap group, but I think Jeru the Damaja is one of the sickest lyricists to ever step foot in the game. Listen to Come Clean, Murdera, Dirty Bomb, or How Ill. Anything off of the Sun Rises in the East is fucking sick.

PREACH THA TRUTH | Reviewer: JamesC | 10/27/09

Big L was a lyrical genius. Second only to the Wutang Clan, and post Biggie/Tupac. This song is amazing, the words are just so meaningful cuz he lived that life. Its too bad cowards had to shoot him 12 times in the chest and face. RIP BIG L YOU LIVE ON THRU UR MUSIC HOMIE

DAMN.... | Reviewer: rest in peace big L | 8/23/08

This is some real shit! My favorite song from Big L the man his'self! and the lyrics are correct as hell! This song is so real and what a ill beat. Fucking sucks L died I really cried when I heard that. Damn if he was still here the rap game would've been crazy! His life was about to really change for the better before his death. Man! Rest In Peace Big L, Lamont Coleman. Its so fk sad thinkin if he was still alive all the HOT shit he would put out. Life is crazy

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